Munsiyari is situated in Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, bordering Tibet, which is known as the ‘Little Kashmir’. The region is a paradise for the nature lovers and adventurous souls. One has a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peak, Panchchuli from here. Munsiyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam and Ralam Glaciers and Nanda Devi peak.
A fast developing centre for skiing and other winter sports, Munsiyari is a fairly big & developed Himalayan township at an altitude of 2,298 m. Inhabited by the Shauka tribes from time immemorial, it lies on the trade route to Tibet.
a Munsiyari, is at the base of the great Himalayan mountain range, and is a starting point of various treks into the interior of the Himalayas. Its name, when translated, refers to a ‘place with snow’. Situated on the banks of Goriganga River, it is a fast growing tourist destination. Glacier enthusiasts, high altitude trekkers and nature lovers commonly use it as their base camp. Munsiyari also falls on the ancient ‘salt route’ from Tibet and is the entrance of the Johar valley which extends along the path of the Goriganga River to its source at Milam Glacier.
Munsiyari is at a distance of 135 kms from Pithoragarh and 200 km from Almora. It’s the gateway to the Johar region of inner Himalayas.